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Posts Tagged ‘Christianity

Love, Trust, & Community

April 17, 2015

1 Corinthians 13 is one of the more well-known chapters within the Bible. It is read at weddings. It is quoted by religious and non-religious people. It is a meditation on love. We are called to love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). The two greatest commands are to love God and love […]

Our High Calling

April 14, 2015

We tend to think of sin as something we do. When we lie, cheat, or steal we sin. When we gossip or spread rumors, we sin. These are things we do, but James informs us that sin is also the things we fail to do. He writes, “So whoever knows the right thing to do […]

How to Overcome Generational Differences

September 21, 2014

Each generation is different. They each have their own unique perspective. They each have different ways of looking at problems and coming up with solutions. Each generation looks at things through a different lens. A younger generation sees things an older generation does not and vice versa. These different perspectives sometimes cause generational rifts. This […]

More Than An Idea

September 11, 2014

“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” (James 1:27) “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the […]

The Cost of Leadership

September 8, 2014

When people are thrust into a leadership position, they are sometimes surprised by the expectations. Leaders are viewed differently than everyone else. This is evident each time there is a presidential election. The candidates are grilled. Their backgrounds are checked, rechecked, and checked again. Minor missteps are made front page news and dissected on 24 […]

Musings

September 5, 2014

What Color is Your Church? Sean Palmer nails race relations within the church. If you read one thing this week, make sure this is it. He writes, Christians have known for a long time that Sunday morning at 10:00am is the most segregated hour of the week, but curiously, we do, or care, little about […]

Seeking Beauty

September 4, 2014

Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from God. He is the source of all three. Out of these three subjects, beauty is the most neglected. It has been ignored by many Christians and it has often been distorted by the world. Beauty is important. It attracts. We are drawn to what is beautiful. It is […]

A Look at Labels

August 25, 2014

  The following links are posts on labels and why they often do more harm than good. The Ambiguity of Labels by Ben Williams Those Unhelpful Labels by K. Rex Butts Labels Hurt by John Dobbs Labels and Lies by Pita Horne The Tower of Label by Johnny Bond What Label Would Jesus Choose by Scott Elliott The Problem With Liberal […]

The Difficulty of Forgiveness

June 25, 2014

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15) Why is forgiveness so difficult? It might be because we often think of forgiveness as a word. We say “I forgive you” and […]

7 Ways to Kill a Church

March 19, 2013

Be Immature – Gripe, complain, nitpick, and criticize others. Find faults with every worship service. Remind the leadership that you could do a better job than they are doing. If someone offends you, get revenge. Spread rumors, gossip, and talk bad about the church to outsiders. Tell inappropriate jokes, preferably ones that are racist or sexist. When […]

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